22 episodes

Where is Cleo? Taken by child welfare workers in the 1970’s and adopted in the U.S., the young Cree girl’s family believes she was raped and murdered while hitchhiking back home to Saskatchewan. CBC news investigative reporter Connie Walker joins the search to find out what really happened to Cleo.

Missing & Murdered: Finding Cleo CBC True Crime

    • True Crime
    • 4.7 • 7.1K Ratings

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Where is Cleo? Taken by child welfare workers in the 1970’s and adopted in the U.S., the young Cree girl’s family believes she was raped and murdered while hitchhiking back home to Saskatchewan. CBC news investigative reporter Connie Walker joins the search to find out what really happened to Cleo.

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    S2 Episode 1: Stolen. Murdered. Missing.

    S2 Episode 1: Stolen. Murdered. Missing.

    Connie responds to Christine’s plea for help finding her eldest sister, Cleo. The only proof of Cleo’s existence though is a tiny, undated school photo. A clue soon emerges which will take Christine’s search in unexpected directions.

    • 34 min
    S2 Episode 2: Eyes that haunted me

    S2 Episode 2: Eyes that haunted me

    Christine gets a tip that helps geographically narrow the search for Cleo, and Connie visits another sister, April, to see what she may remember. Scouring old photos and documents, they stumble on a key reference to Cleo in April’s adoption records.

    • 40 min
    S2 Episode 3: A little lie

    S2 Episode 3: A little lie

    Connie meets Cleo’s older brother, Johnny, in Pennsylvania, where he was adopted. He’s haunted by the memory of saying goodbye to Cleo and longs to fulfill a promise to find her. A late night internet search reveals he may be close.

    • 53 min
    S2 Episode 4: The funeral home

    S2 Episode 4: The funeral home

    The search for Cleo leads Connie to investigate a headstone belonging to a 13-year-old girl who died in 1978. The cemetery is more than 20 hours away from Arkansas, where Cleo's family has long believed she was killed.

    • 40 min
    S2 Episode 5: Afraid of the dark

    S2 Episode 5: Afraid of the dark

    As Connie shares some shocking news with Cleo's siblings, the truth about what happened to her remains just out of reach. Police may have answers but can’t share them yet. It's time to visit the one person who's bound to know more.

    • 29 min
    S2 Episode 6: Little Pine

    S2 Episode 6: Little Pine

    A brief encounter with someone who knew Cleo perhaps better than anyone else just before her death reveals crucial details. Connecting new facts about her life leads the investigation to a world far from where Cleo died, back to Little Pine First Nation.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
7.1K Ratings

7.1K Ratings

Akminer ,

Child Services Files

I would take documentation by non-Indigenous social workers justifying the removal of First Nation children, with a grain of salt. Of course they carefully worded the notes to discredit the parents and guardians. Canada and the US have a history of lies and embraced the ideology, “kill the Indian, save the child”. I feel disappointed that this point was never injected into this podcast. Non-Indigenous possibly are not aware of this bias.

Jhbown6 ,

Very well done

I couldn’t stop listening. I cried and felt for this family. Amazing couldn’t stop listening till I found out everything!

Gigi121787 ,

Loved It!

Heartbreaking but beautiful story! Cleo sounds like she was a vibrant young woman who anyone would have loved. I just wish she lived long enough to enjoy a full life.

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